by Amada Torruella, Visiones Co-Curator
In 2016, I identified a need for artistically challenging activities in Myrtle Beach. As in many southern cities, there is a burgeoning art scene fighting to break ground, and I believe that given the nutrients of opportunity and resources, art can thrive.
This past weekend, I went to Myrtle Beach along with our designer, Savannah Taylor to host an image-making workshop on Myrtle Beach’s Main Street. William H. Miller Studios generously donated their space for us to use, and over the course of the day, we facilitated an image making workshop where locals created and prepped illustrations for screen printing. Artists worked directly onto transparency sheets, and these transparencies will be transformed into one-of-a-kind, colorful screen prints for this year’s art program. From line drawings, to bold illustrations and typographic poetry, artists expressed their stories, opinions, and Visiones.
We’re really pleased with how the first part of this project turned out and I look forward to how the rest of it shapes up. We’ll host another workshop at the beginning of March at the Richland County Public Library, so keep an eye out for that announcement! This project is very important to me and I’m honored to be able to share it with all of you in the community. Stay tuned for more information on our art program and interactive screen print exhibition!